Five Little Things, May 10, 2013 | Kitchen Confidante | Pancit Bihon

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Oodles of Noodles It was a demanding week for all of us. Between travel, school schedules, and major technology issues, our family needed something comforting and nourishing to get us through the end of the week. So…

Five Little Things, May 10, 2013 | Kitchen Confidante | Pancit Bihon
Five Little Things

Five Little Things, May 10, 2013 | Kitchen Confidante | Pancit Bihon

Five little things I loved this week:

1. Oodles of Noodles

It was a demanding week for all of us. Between travel, school schedules, and major technology issues, our family needed something comforting and nourishing to get us through the end of the week. So I made our absolute favorite Filipino rice noodles, Pancit Bihon. After days of not being able to cook a proper meal, it was so gratifying to put a lot of love into the wok, knowing that my family would be thrilled with dinner last night. The recipe can be found in a very old post, and is the version I still cook faithfully today. (Just don’t laugh at the old photographs.)

Pancit Bihon | Kitchen Confidante | Filipino Rice Noodles

2. Muffins for Moms

This morning, my children were excited to go to the school’s Muffin for Moms breakfast. For me, it’s more about the extra time with my children, though I am sure they enjoyed the chance to have a doughnut for breakfast. The best part? The lure of doughnuts and muffins meant not having to drag them out of bed – they were up and ready in record time.

3. Last Minute Presents

The crazy weeks have meant that Mother’s Day preprations took a back seat. I hate to say that my original grand plans for a package for my mother in law were foiled. But thank goodness for Wantful. I just love this innovative gift giving service. Wantful partners with beautiful brands and products and allows you to create personal, stylish collections for the ones you love. They, in turn, select the item they love most, and Wantful takes care of wrapping and delivering a gift you know they love. Genius. So if you’re looking for a last minute present, definitely check it out. (And Mom, if you’re reading, forgive me, but I hope you like your Wantful collection!)

4. Astrid

I found my newest favorite app. Astrid is the to-do list I’ve been looking for. Perfectly designed, I love the interface, and the interaction. Astrid stays on top of things, so I’ve been more productive than ever before. With its reminders, it’s like having a personal trainer for productivity.

5. Slick Treadmill Dance Moves

I’m going to try out some of these moves at the gym:

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

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  1. Jamie

    Muffins for Mom is a great idea! And mmmm that noodle dish looks wonderful. I do need to pull out my Asian cookbook and start getting adventurous in the kitchen.

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  2. Dixya

    That noodles old or new both looks delicious!! I want to try treadmill dance so much but m afraid in going to make a huge mess out of myself at the gym.have a lovely weekend

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  3. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments

    For an old photo, it really didn’t look bad at all! This dish looks delicious. Muffins for Moms sounds like such a nice way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your children at school. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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    • Liren

      Aw, thanks Marcie. You know we are always our harshest critics. Wishing you a lovely weekend, too!

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  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Those noodles look so good! Muffins for Moms is such a cute idea, hope you had fun. Happy Mother’s Day, Liren! Have a great weekend with your family :).

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  5. sippitysup

    Does pancit mean noodle? I think it does I just put that together from other ‘pancit’ recipes I’ve seen around. It’s good to learn something new. Thanks GREG

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    • Liren

      Yes, that’s exactly right! Pancit essentially means “noodle” in Tagalog, and there are many varieties, including Pancit Bihon, Pancit Malabon, Pancit Canton, Pancit Palabok, etc.

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    • Liren

      Ha ha, running on the treadmill is challenging enough. I’ve had enough spastic moments, don’t worry, I won’t try it! :)

      Reply
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